Friday, December 28, 2012

Scrap That! January Kit Reveal! ~ Flakes of Snow

Welcome to the ScrapThat! January Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!! 
If you came here from the BoBunny Blog   
then you are on the right track!
If you want to start at the beginning, here is the order:

We are so excited to show you our frosty wonderland themed January kit.
Not only does it feature the beautiful "Powder Mountain" line by BoBunny,
but BoBunny is also joining us on our blog hop this month!!
Leave a comment on their blog post for a chance to win a
BoBunny prize package!

We are so thrilled to have the amazing Kelly Klapstein
join us as our January Guest Designer!

Kelly is a contributing writer for Canadian Scrapbooker magazine. Not only does she create amazing pages, but she also loves to share her passion through teaching. She was a Featured Instructor at the 2012 Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival.

So, without further ado . . . introducing our
~ January Kit Reveal ~ "Flakes of Snow"

Featuring BoBunny's "Powder Mountain" line, this kit matches crisp whites and blues with the earthiness of warm browns. When you open the box, the sparkles and textures just long to be played with!

Included are flowers from Prima and leaves from WOC, jewels and buttons from BoBunny, multiple ribbons from May Arts and more! Don't just think winter, as our DT will show you, this kit offers myriad layout possibilities!

Main Kit

Embellishment Add-On

Flower Add-On

Paper Add-On

More details on this sparkling Collection can be seen here: ScrapThat! Store

We are currently accepting new
Kit Club Members.
For more information,
complete the form on the link below:

Look what Amarilys created for the January's sketch challenge!
See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges

Everyone is welcome to participate, all entries due by January 15th

Our Blog Hop features 11 fantastic blogs including our Design Team.

We have been scrapping away and are so excited to show you our  creations!

Our SPECTACULAR January Blog Hop Prize
is a ScrapThat! July Main Kit,
 "Summer in My Garden", featuring Fabscrap's Organic Collection:
To qualify for this month's FABULOUS Prize you must complete the following:

* Visit each blog listed on the hop to see what each designer has created using this month's kit and sketch (comments are very much appreciated).
* Each designer's blog hop post will feature a word to make up a secret sentence, collect these
words along the way.
* You must become a FOLLOWER of each blog along the way and LIKE us on our Facebook Page!
* Post the ScrapThat! Blinkie on your blog.
* For you last stop on our Blog Hop return here to the ScrapThat! Chat Blog.
Leave a comment letting us know you have
completed the hop.
(Please do NOT include the secret sentence in your comments.)
*Email the secret sentence to Tracey Sabella:
The Blog Hop ends Sunday, December 30 at Midnight EST
The prize MUST be claimed within 3 days of the forum announcement which will also be made on the ScrapThat! Blog.
~ If left unclaimed a NEW winner will be chosen ~
**Winner will pay actual shipping costs for sending the kit from Canada.**
Shipping costs will be invoiced via PayPal unless you are a kit member, then your prize will be shipped with your monthly kit.
Prizes won during the month will be mailed out the first week of the following month.
Due to Customs clearance, International mailings sometimes take 30-75 days to receive.

** Now ... are you ready to see some of my fun creations with this wonderful kit? Because I am so ready to share!!! **

"A New Season"
Main Kit only
I think this was my favorite project from this kit although I enjoyed them all and still have tons of product left for another LO that I hope to finish up soon. Check out my awesome snowflake flower! I'll be doing a tutorial on it in January, so stayed tuned!! I'll also be presenting more details on each layout throughout the coming month. Everything on this layout is from the main kit except for the doily from my stash. Photo is of my sweet dgd MacKayla. I did a bit of photo editing with my Florabella actions to soften it and make it a bit edgy! 

Main kit, EAO, FAO, stash 
Based on Amarylis' sketch
This wintery layout was inspired by Amarylis' sketch although I did venture off from it a bit, flipping  it and getting a bit carefree with my design! I've used lots of layers, paints and a couple of things from my own stash .. the resin Prima fairies, doilies and gauze. Interestingly, my letters were cut from the Provocraft Happy Hauntings cartridge. My photos are of a "freak" snowstorm in 2010 when we got over 10 inches of snow. Very rare for this part of Texas.

"Snow Angel" canvas
Main kit, EAO and stash
Scrap lift of Gabrielle Pollacco's mixed media canvas and template found HERE
This project is my pride and joy of the month! I've been wanting to create another canvas and decided this was the perfect time to try my hand at using Gabi's template of a lady in motion. (Thanks for the inspo, Gabi!) I intended to create my own dress template but with the holidays I ran out of time! Gabrielle's was perfect for this, however, so I used it! What a great use of the gorgoeus BB papers. I've been holding on to this set of feather wings for some time now and thought they'd be perfect for my Snow Angel. I've added molding paste, glimmer mist, Dusty Attic and of course the gorgeous BoBunny Powder Mountain papers. (Butterflies by Lisa Gregory. Thanks, Lisa!)

That's all from me for today! But stay tuned for more. 


My secret word is: "IN A"

The next blog on the hop is:
Amarylis Doria

For your final stop, return to the ScrapThat! Blog to let us know you have completed the hop.
Remember ~ only send the secret sentence to

All of us at ScrapThat! want to wish you and your families a Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to seeing a whole host of new layouts!
Let the scrapping begin!
We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for coming by! 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Scrap That! January Sneak peeks!

Here is a sneak peek of the Scrap That! January Kit.

This one is called "Flakes of Snow." 

Stay tuned for our Blog Hop and December Kit reveal on Friday, Dec. 28th, 6:30 AM EST. 
It will be awesome! 

Check out Scrap That's! blog here.
Visit our ning site for tons of inspiration. 

Okay, see you Friday for the kit Reveal! You're going to love it! 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

From my home to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! 
May it be filled with the warmth of the holiday season and the splendor of the Christ child. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made ~ SOUS ~

Happy Friday, everyone! Are you ready for the Big Day, as in Christmas? Whew, I am almost ready! Just some last minute cooking and cleaning and I think I'll be ready!

As you know by now, Fridays are my favorite day because it is Stuck on U Sketches Reveal Day. Today is the reveal day for our layout sketch. This one was designed  by yours truly and I sure had fun creating it, then using it and also in seeing what the SOUS DT has done with it! Can't wait to see YOUR creations using it! Maybe after Christmas but hopefully soon!

The subjects of my photo are my little twin grandsons Danny and Bobby when they were about 8 months old. This was my first time (in many years anyway) to fussy cut the people from the photo. I thought they would look kind of sweet since the boys were already "posed" in an "action" position. Actually, not posed but more like actually doing it, LOL! They do keep their momma busy!


Although this layout took a good deal of time to prepare, I must keep my comments short for now due to  a variety of demands on my time today. (Mostly good stuff but more than the hours in the day!) Hopefully, I can come back later today and add some details for ya!

Many thanks for stopping by! I want to wish you the Merriest of Christmases! Hope yours is wonderful  and full of good cheer!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Scrap That! is looking for ...

ScrapThat! ~ Canada's Best Kit Club is looking for a Designer/Social Media Coordinator(must be able to maintain the ScrapThat! Facebook page and Pinterest Account) to join our Design Team!
Design Team members receive:
1. FREE PRODUCT - A full monthly kit plus the embellishment add-on kit, valued at well over $50 retail. 
2. GENEROUS DISCOUNT - A 30% discount on all product purchases that will fit in the box with your kit to ship free of charge!
3. FAME & GLORY - Your photo and bio on our Design Team page!

What we ask of you: 
  •  A 6-month term exclusive to ScrapThat! Product manufacturer sites are fine, but we must be the only online store/kit club that you design for.
  • Be responsible for taking good quality pictures of the monthly kits and add-ons.
  • Make regular posts to the ScrapThat! Facebook Page.
  •  Upload Monthly Kit Creations to Facebook and Pinterest.
  •  You must have a blog and Facebook account and update it regularly each week including posts about projects you’ve created from the kit, design tips etc. We ask that you also have links to our site on your blog and any other sites you are involved with where allowable 
  •   Minimum of 3 projects created every month with the kit.  90% of each project must contain kit contents. One layout must use the main kit contents only, (no items from the add on kits).
  •  Post your 3 kit designs plus an additional 2 projects of your choice (made with your stash) in our gallery every month as well as to one other large gallery site, either  or  Postings on these sites must include *ScrapThat! Kit* in the title line
  •  Projects must be well photographed, cropped and ready to be uploaded on our site (and your blog) the last Friday of the month.
  •  Participation in our monthly blog hops and contests is required
  •  Community forum and gallery participation. This is quite possibly the most important thing! We have a terrific online community and our members are of the utmost importance to us, so this is huge!
  •  Keep up-to-date on design and product trends in order to contribute product ideas to include in the monthly kit and ideas of how to generate more sales
  •  Submit your kit design work for publication when applicable to open calls. Where possible, credit must always be given for projects created using our kits
Please submit a link to your blog, along with three of your favorite recent layouts to: by December 31, 2012.  This opportunity is open to applicants residing in North America.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Dec 7th Sketch Reveal at SOUS ~ Dream a little Dream ~

Happy Friday, everyone! My favorite day of the week! Weekend ahead, lots of good things accomplished throughout the week AND it's Reveal Day at Stuck on U Sketches. I am finally back in the game and creating again  ..!!!! This fortnights sketch was created by yours truly and I am so pumped over seeing the DT bring it to life. Wow! Wonderful job, ladies! 

The photo (courtesy of Kristin Alexander, photographer) is of one of my dgd MacKayla with one of her horses. I simply adore this photo. MacKayla looks so relaxed and happy .. and very "in her element." So in keeping with "the girl and her horse" theme, I wanted to go a bit heavy on the distressing and also add lots of texture. I went a little crazy with the Distrezz-it-all  as well as my Ingvild  distressing tool and inks.

I loved getting messy again with my Dusty Attic pieces including my favorite DA vine torn in half and the photo frame which is actually Decorative Gate DA0319. Loved getting out the Gesso and paints including some new Silks acrylic glaze in Olive Vine and Teal Zircon. Then I used my black and white FAber Castell Gelatos to lighten and darken for  highlighting and shadows. There is also some Dirty Martini Glimmer Glam on the vines.

For textural contrast I've used burlap and fringe lace with Prima stones for glimmer as well as various pearls. That was offset with a Tim Holtz metal bookplate. My florals are Petaloo. The title is a mix of rub-ons, tiny alphas and a product strip! 

I think that's about it! I encourage you to hop over to Stuck on U Sketches, snag the sketch and create something beautiful with it! We'd love for you to play along with us this time. It's a crazy busy month but this sketch is really fairly simple if you have a minutes to  unwind and create! We'd love to have you! Also ... don't forget to peruse the DT creations this time .. wow! They've outdone themselves. We have  some new gals onboard with us and you won't want to miss that!!!

Until next time, thanks for stopping by! Love reading your sweet comments!

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